Book now to join these unique bicycle rides which explore and explain some of the surprising science of cycling.
You know HOW a bicycle works - pedal along to find out WHY it works.
Bring your bike and your brain as we put theories to the test.
• Where does your energy go?
• Why don't cyclists fall over?
• What's so great about gravity?
Explanations, demonstrations and experiments will happen en route, with real cyclists as guinea pigs - all in an easy five-mile round trip along public roads, cycle lanes and paths.
There are a limited number of tickets available so make sure of yours by booking now.
Suitable for adults, teenagers and young people aged 11 years and up.
Bring your own road-safe bicycle, weather-proof clothing and your curiosity.
Where does the ride begin?
The ride begins in Central Brighton. The exact location will be identified on your ticket.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
Everybody must be at least 11 years old. Riders aged 11 and 12 must be accompanied by a rider who must also have a ticket.
Riders aged 13 to 17 must bring a note from one of their parents giving permission to come along.
Sorry - our insurers insist.
What if the forecast looks terrible?
Please include a mobile number so we can update you about the ride.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Tricycles may be too wide to complete some sections of the route. Tandems and bikes with trailers are welcome but might not be suitable for all of the experiments.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow tweets from @cyclingscience1
How can I learn more about cycling and science?
Contact Max Glaskin, the ride organiser, to order signed copies of Cycling Science - How Man and Machine Work Together £16 (cash only).
Or buy unsigned copies of Cycling Science (published by Frances Lincoln) at your local book shop or online.
Also, don't forget to buy tickets for the Science of Cycling presentation at Brighton Science Festival at 10am on Saturday 28th February, with Professor Andrea Sella (of BBC TV, BBC Radio 4, University College London & Hackney CC) and Max Glaskin.
When & Where
Max is an award-winning journalist and public speaker, specialising in cycling and science. He's the author of Cycling Science (publishedby Frances Lincoln in the UK, and in several other languages), contributes to a peloton of cycling magazines and gives cycling science presentations at international science festivals and cycling events.
He's written extensively about science and technology for New Scientist, the Sunday Times, Reader's Digest, Discovery Channel, etc., about everything from nanotechnology to giant airships.
He rode the first mountain bike over the Greater Himalaya in 1986 and returned alive to co-found the national Mountain Bike Club, which included organising the national MTB championships for five years. He's also danced a bicycle ballet for HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Once upon a time he presented a BBC TV series about the technology of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and chopped the toes off the oldest skeleton in the Netherlands.
If you can't make it to his scheduled events, you could ask Max to bring one of his special rides or presentations to you.